Okay, so General Motors went bankrupt. Then it made the not-so-popular electric Bolt and Volt. Then it retired almost every sedan it makes, leaving it a company dependent on a 25% tariff on foreign light-duty trucks to sell Chevy Silverados, GMC Sierras, Suburbans, Tahoes, and other lumbering giants.
But don’t despair! The company has a plan. Forget cars. Forget electric cars. Consider flying electric cars!
Chief Executive Mary Barra said:
“We believe strongly in our EV future and not just for vehicles. The strength and flexibility of our Ultium battery system opens doors” for many uses, she added, “including aerial mobility.”
It’s not a small industry. Corporate and private investors have poured at least $2.3 billion into more than 100 aerial vehicle startups, funding everything from delivery drones to air taxis, but no one has broken the code for making such projects commercially available.
GM is trying to figure out if it should build its own line of products or partner with other automakers.
Here’s an idea; build a functioning, economical electric truck with a range of more than 400 miles and an easy charging system, then figure out if you can tackle flying cars.